Doubleclicks zoom to No. 1 on Billboard album chart
Guess who's No. 1 on a Billboard chart? Portland's Doubleclicks, that's who.
The sister duo's folky-nerdy-wacky album "Love Problems," released Aug. 11 (Aug. 15 on Spotify and iTunes), hit No. 1 on Billboard's Comedy Albums chart. The album is also No. 23 on the Americana/Folk albums chart, and No. 9 on the independent albums.
Portland sisters Angela M. Webber and Aubrey Turner created The Doubleclicks in 2011 after performing at open mic nights in Portland clubs. They developed a dedicated following, and today the duo's YouTube channel has 15,000 subscribers and 3.5 million views.
"I am really, really excited to be charting on BIllboard again," Webber said. "As an indie band, we are super fortunate to have the support of our listeners who give us lots of amazing feedback and support. It's a wonderful community. But it's very rare for us to get recognition from anything mainstream, so hitting the charts is a rare and beautiful moment we get to point to and say 'hey, we're a big deal!' "
"Love Problems," the Doubleclicks' fifth album. It was funded through a Kickstarter campaign that raised $72,406 from 1,870 people (double the group's $35,000 goal).
Songs deal with picking up the pieces after relationships crumble. Webber said "Love Problems" is "a little funny and a little geeky, and mostly just very personal and honest."
The album was produced by The Doubleclicks and co-produced by Danielle Ate the Sandwich, a musician from Colorado the duo met on YouTube. It features guest appearances by New York singer/songwriter Jonathan Coulton and Portland artists The PDX Broadsides, Lucia Fasano, Megathruster and Fletcher Lanning.
The PDX Broadsides and Lucia Fasano both released albums in the past year on Doubleclicks Records, a label Webber founded.
The duo begins a Northeast tour this week, with shows in Boston, New York, Philadelphia and Virginia. Webber and Turner are also working on a musical in Seattle based on their "President Snakes" album, in which five snakes pretend to be a human, wear a pantsuit and campaign for the presidency.